DIAMOND AND EMERALD ORDER OF THE SAINT-ESPRIT, FRANCE, CIRCA 1820
100,000 - 200,000 CHF
bidding is closed
The badge of conventional form with the Holy Dove set with rose and cushion-shaped diamonds, embellished with circular-cut emeralds, the beak embellished with a ruby cabochon, superimposed on a Maltese Cross similarly set, height 109mm (including suspension) and width 72mm, one small emerald deficient, fitted case with the coat of arms of Duke of Angoulême.
Louis-Antoine de Bourbon, Duc d’Angoulême and Comte de Marnes (1775-1844), the eldest son of Charles X, who was Grand Admiral of France from 1814 to 1830 (a position which would have been recognised by the inclusion of crossed anchors in the Bourbon arms).